Ever dwelled on the hidden meaning of a punctuation mark in a casual text message? Or worried about what it means when someone uses read receipts? Or have you accidentally interrupted a colleague during a video call and awkwardly fumbled to decide who should talk first? These small moments can make ordinary digital exchanges tense and anxiety-provoking.
In the new audiobook Digital Body Language, author Erica Dhawan explains that these challenges result from a lack of body language. Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust. But with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are getting lost and misinterpreted.
Fortunately, we don't have to live with the ambiguity. In Digital Body Language, Dhawan proposes a path forward. She will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance. She investigates a wide array of exchanges—from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, instant messages, and conference calls—and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity in our ever-changing world.
Click on the red audio player above to listen to an excerpt from the audiobook. And if you like what you hear, you can pick up your own copy of Digital Body Language wherever books or audiobooks are sold.